El Kapp Motel
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... in Pagosa Springs we found somewhere cheap to stay and decided it was time for lunch and a drink. After lunch we went to the Hot Springs in the first snow of the season. We had an enjoyable afternoon. Found a brewery for dinner and then headed to a pub called the Bear Creek, making friends with the bartender the drinks were flowing, a pretty wild night ending at 6.30am. We had some good sleep and then headed on our way back to Raton.
Finally reaching Raton we ...
... doing it's best to keep the spray paint from reaching its intended destination. Even with the can only an inch a way, it's hard to lay down a coat. After a few attempts at VideoRay and some personal messages, we decide we've had all the excitement we can handle and depart. On the way out, we look over our shoulder to make sure no one is painting over our masterpieces (obviously way more important than anyone else's). I ...
... in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. At one time it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi. With the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s the Santa Fe Trail lots its importance and so did the fort along with it. It was eventually abandoned in 1891 after 40 years of operation.
The fort suffered from neglect for the next ...
... made a national monument in 1916. The volcano is relatively young with an age of roughly 60,000 years. Unlike many cinder cone volcanoes of this age, most of it is covered in soil with a juniper and pinyon pine forest.
I first went to the Visitor Center and watched a short movie about the geological history of the area. I then hiked the short Nature Trail next to the Visitor Center, ...
... small and was staffed by just one person. They had a room to show movies but they don't have a movie about the national monument yet and they were showing a movie about art in Taos. I got some maps and headed out.
I didn't have time to do much hiking so I decided to take some of the scenic drives in the park. I first headed north on Highway 570 through the Rio Grande Valley. At the ...
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